How much do you know about the ingredients you’re putting on your mouth? Seven pounds of lip products are ingested by women over a lifetime. Petroleum jelly, a by-product of oil, is the main ingredient in those lip products.
Glosses typically get their shine from petroleum jelly, but danger lurks beneath the shiny surface. Many petroleum jelly products have been banned by the European Union and experts are concerned they could be linked to cancer.
Be safe and toss your lip balms and glosses that contain petroleum. Natural versions made with ingredients like shea butter, candelilla wax, beeswax, and natural oils like coconut and almond are fantastic for your skin.
In our Cocoa/Lime Hemp Lip Balms at Hothouse Botanicals, we use organic coconut oil, organic cocoa butter, natural vitamin E, and hemp seed butter (containing Omega 6, Omega 3 essential acids, and GLA). Our lip balms have a delicious chocolate lime flavor from the combination of organic cocoa butter and lime essential oil. Also, we use candelilla wax, a natural plant wax, instead of beeswax to make them vegan-friendly.